Crowns A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and natural looking.
A crown is sometimes known as a "cap". Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They can be made of porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.
We provide ceramic crowns using CEREC technology. These crowns are precisely designed for you providing an aesthetic and durable long term solution where needed. In most cases traditional impression based crowns have been superseded by this new technology. Where you were once asked to tolerate a temporary crown for a few weeks, we can now prepare, mill and place your new crown in a single visit. Single visit crowns cost $1,550. This amount is rebated through your Private Health Insurance and you only pay the balance. The amount rebated will depend on your Health Insurer and your level of cover.
Bridges If a tooth is lost, there are a variety of ways to replace a missing tooth and one of those is to use a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth attached to adjacent teeth or crowns. Simple bridges are made using CEREC technology or more complicated cases are forwarded to our hand selected Brisbane dental technicians.
Dental Bridges vary greatly in cost, please contact us for a consultation where a written quote will be provided to suit your needs.
Nowadays fewer bridges are being placed, with the alternative of dental implants now being available.
Sadly, some people may not be aware that they have had a crown manufactured in China. Some dentists may not even be aware of where your crown was made. Many dental "labs" use Australian re-mailing addresses to pack and send your work offshore. Most notably, the biggest discount 'lab' in Australia purports to be located in Double Bay, Sydney, is in fact, a production line manufacturing in China.
All of Clubb Dental's external lab work (porcelain Crown's, Bridge's, Veneers and dentures) is handled by Australian Qualified Technicians. All manufacturing is completed in Brisbane by carefully selected, Australian technicians.
Dental procedures have risks. Prior to having a procedure, you should seek a professional opinion from a properly qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.